Why did I quit my high paying, safe, cushy Sales RVP job? Because I had to. I found that after years in corporate America, well decades, that I could no longer “do” it. Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely grateful for the time I spent there. For all I learned. For the money I made, which was relatively speaking quite good. For the people I met and the life-changing relationships we created.
I just found myself drawn to something else. Something more fitting. Something more of service. Something I could really get behind and really be proud of. I found myself looking to serve more personally and more fully. And I found that I no longer desired to be so deeply at the mercy of a company or group or individual. I desired to be more the author of my destiny rather than a player in someone else’s script.
I found myself seeking more freedom to be and do and say and serve the way that I am meant to. I could no longer muster passion, true passion, for someone else’s dream. And the paycheck no longer made up for that disconnect, that incongruence.
I decided to live my life on my own terms and to take charge to create it the way that I decided it would be. So I did. I have. I am.
It hasn’t happened overnight. In fact, it has been just about 5 years to the day when I so profoundly announced while on vacation and over my second (or perhaps even third) glass of wine that “I am done working for The Man!” I had no idea what that meant then. I had no idea how I would make it happen. I had no idea how long it would take me. I had no idea what I would go through in the ensuing years to finally be able to make that a reality. I even had no idea how serious I was when I first said it. Turns out I was quite serious. Quite serious, indeed.
I grew tremendously in those 5 years. I learned a lot. Some I learned the hard way. Okay, a LOT I learned the hard way. And some the not so hard way. I had committed myself to my growth in pretty much all areas. And grown I have, and the growth keeps coming and expanding in ever increasing and deepening ways.
I dropped the drama and the need for it. I know what my desires are more deeply than ever, which shockingly most of us don’t. I know what my gifts and talents are. I know more than ever before in my life what is possible and available for me if I simply ask, allow and receive.
I realize more now than ever before that I am not alone. I have an amazing partner in my husband, a King to my Queen. There are resources, tools and mentors available to me like never in the history of my life – like never before in the history of the world!
We are in a creative age. And I am a creator. You are a creator, too, even if you cannot see it yet.
My work is now a really exciting part of my life, not just a paycheck or ever-escalating obligation. As a Transformational Coach, I help others on this journey. I get paid to do so and I love to do it! What a concept! Helping others understand, see and embrace that they, too, are creators and are capable and responsible for creating their lives. They, too, can make a decision. They, too, can decide today to create something new, something better, something more to their liking and more to their passions in every area of life.
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